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PonoBill

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2018, 06:23:46 PM »
Nice being the petite guy in the family. 44" chest.
Can you imagine David shopping for this stuff. They just don't have things sized for Silverback Gorillas.... ;D

Hell, he couldn't find clothes that didn't look as though they were made from upholstery fabric.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »
If someone got a Large vest and it doesn't fit, I'll take it.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2018, 08:58:13 PM »
Dam, sold out of XL  If you bought an XL and it does not fit let me buy it from you.  Why exercise and diet when you can buy a XXL   

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2018, 03:11:50 PM »
Thanks for the tip! Just grabbed one.
Really wish I was wearing one last week... fell pretty hard a handful of times. Got home and swore I'd broken a rib. Still really sore a week later.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2018, 04:36:40 PM »
My XXL arrived, and fortunately, fits.  It's a pullover, without excessive padding, but it is made in a way that allows better bending and easier breathing than the others I have had..
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2018, 08:28:58 AM »
If someone got a Large vest and it doesn't fit, I'll take it.

I kept checking and a Large popped up for order.  Cool, I dig it.  FYI, not much stretch because of the padding.  Can't wait to pop up like a cork.  Thanks digger71.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2018, 01:25:12 PM »
If someone got a Large vest and it doesn't fit, I'll take it.

I kept checking and a Large popped up for order.  Cool, I dig it.  FYI, not much stretch because of the padding.  Can't wait to pop up like a cork.  Thanks digger71.

Yes, not as stretchy as my O'Niel GooruTech Comp, but I was able to pull it off over my head without much difficulty. The large seems to fit me perfectly. I haven't gotten it wet yet. Maybe tomorrow.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2018, 07:55:19 PM »
I love my impact vest. Hardly even know itís on.  The large seems to fit perfectly.  My buddy at the beach today saw Stormey Daniels coming in from supíing.  She said her xxxl was tight as hell.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2018, 07:55:31 PM »
If you still are looking for a vest check the physical outlets.  I found an XL at the Santa Cruz outlet.  Alas it was too small for such a buff dude as me ;)
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2018, 10:48:27 AM »
FYI, I tried the shorty as well.  Unless you're Harry Houdini, the arm hole entry is for the birds.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2018, 12:38:02 PM »
FYI, I tried the shorty as well.  Unless you're Harry Houdini, the arm hole entry is for the birds.

I agree. I have a medium patagoinia impact suit. Would use it more but getting on through the armhole is very challenging. Wondering if anyone has come up with a modification to this entry? Otherwise will stick to my Gorru vest.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2018, 03:38:46 PM »
FYI, I tried the shorty as well.  Unless you're Harry Houdini, the arm hole entry is for the birds.

I agree. I have a medium patagoinia impact suit. Would use it more but getting on through the armhole is very challenging. Wondering if anyone has come up with a modification to this entry? Otherwise will stick to my Gorru vest.

Bob

I'm sure an old school wetsuit shop could easily convert one of the shoulders to an old school velcro opening.  Not big wave proof, but at least it's usable.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2018, 04:34:04 PM »
Tried over and over and over ... I can't get into this thing.  I ordered the short john version or the R1.  I'll contact Patagonia Monday before doing the shoulder velcro modification.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2018, 03:20:38 PM »
Spoke with Patagonia today and was told that (1) efforts needed to get in and out; and (2) warranty would be voided at the shoulder if I were to altered one of the shoulders with velcro strap but the remaining parts of the impact vest not.  Since i'm not Houdini, I'm going to alter the shoulder as I'm planning to use the vest under the 1mm long sleeve top and surf trunk.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2018, 12:56:53 AM »
Yeah, Patagonia has lost their mind. I got the impact suit as well in XL, and it's IM-fucking-POSSIBLE to get into unless maybe I lubed myself whole-body with Vagisil. Not even close. Not even the tiniest hope that I could get the thing on, and if I did, how would I get it off. I can see this working with a smooth and highly flexible wetsuit, but with the padding and all the added stitches, there isn't any flexibility. I get why they're on sale--no one can get them on.

On the plus side, I didn't try this on in a store. In the unlikely event I had somehow forced my XL body through the armhole (armhole!!) of a vest then the only way to get it off would be an EMT with bandage scissors.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 12:59:00 AM by PonoBill »
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